The Indian government has requested that social media businesses embrace new IT requirements. Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter, among others, have set a May 26, 2021 deadline. All of these companies refused to adopt the new rules, fueling suspicions that these social media sites will be banned in the nation. In the most recent development, these corporations are claimed to have given their approval to India’s new IT laws.
Facebook, Google And WhatsApp Will Be Following The Latest IT Guidelines Set In India
According to PTI, social media behemoths including as Google, Facebook, and WhatsApp have all conformed with the new IT standards. These companies have already supplied their information as needed by the new IT regulations. While these large corporations have agreed to the new criteria.
What About Twitter?
Twitter has yet to join the other social media sites. The government has yet to get any information from the microblogging platform. According to the article, the corporation instead disclosed the identity of a lawyer who serves as the grievance officer.
Notably, the new IT standards mandated that all social media sites declare the source of a post or news story, as well as create a compliance officer whose contact information and address would be provided with the government.
Telegram, Sharechat, Linkedin, and Koo are among the notable social media sites that have disclosed the data of their chief compliance officer, nodal contact person, and grievance officer, in addition to Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google. As a result, these brands are likely safe from any negative effects, such as a ban, which was the main fear among users.
Will Twitter Get On Comply List With Other Giants Soon?
Twitter has listed a lawyer as its nodal contact person and grievance officer, implying that the corporation is gearing up for a court fight.
The government had been condemned by the corporation for “dangerous overreach” that was “incompatible with open, democratic norms.”
The Indian government, on the other hand, is dismissing any justifications, claiming that the firm suspends user accounts and deletes tweets based on “opaque policies” and is attempting to dictate its conditions.
The government would not cooperate with that; instead, it requires compliance with Twitter’s new IT.
Twitter, like the Indian government, isn’t going down without a fight. We can’t predict what the government will do if there isn’t compliance quickly, or if the firm will accept the regulations rather than fighting its way out through the courts.